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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By bimmernut1
I agree. Looks like a gasket leaking down on the...

I agree. Looks like a gasket leaking down on the exhaust manifold. To check. Clean it up real good. Drive it for 30-40 miles to burn the oil off the manifold. If there's no smoke after driving...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,043
Posted By bimmernut1
I do the same thing. I go by feel rather than...

I do the same thing. I go by feel rather than some government imposed wear bar. I've found tires really can't pump away enough water by the time they reach wear bars.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,329
Posted By bimmernut1
You're right. I also prefer a manual, normally...

You're right. I also prefer a manual, normally aspirated, rear wheel drive car. That's why I'll keep my old M5. Last year of this body style.

On the other hand, I understand the pressure...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-03-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,329
Posted By bimmernut1
Excellent. I hope they follow through. I always...

Excellent. I hope they follow through. I always said the sweet spot for an X3 M would be 400-450HP and this comes in right in the middle. Still no quad exhaust but they've got two more years to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-02-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,329
Posted By bimmernut1
Are you serious about an X3 M or joking? I've...

Are you serious about an X3 M or joking? I've searched all over for confirmation, but all I've heard for two years has been a rumor of an M version X3.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-27-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By bimmernut1
I think saying BMW expects 15-20 miles a day is...

I think saying BMW expects 15-20 miles a day is ridiculous. What about when a person goes on vacation two weeks and parks at the airport? Is it not going to start when I return? Or will BMW send...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-23-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By bimmernut1
Another possibility. I think low speed operates...

Another possibility. I think low speed operates by switching the fan circuitry through the ballast resistor mounted on the side of the fan. If that resistor shorts out, it would run full speed...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By bimmernut1
I don't hear it on mine but my guess would be the...

I don't hear it on mine but my guess would be the switch that activates the brake lights.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By bimmernut1
Short answer is no. An X3 is no softer than...

Short answer is no. An X3 is no softer than other BMW models and I press those rather aggressively on the track. I think you can give her a pass on this one.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-23-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By bimmernut1
It's not an X3 but this link shows the color. ...

It's not an X3 but this link shows the color. Photos on all three pages. I think it would look great on an X3.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By bimmernut1
I like the Bentley write-ups better. I have both...

I like the Bentley write-ups better. I have both Haynes and Bentley for my 911. I will say that I've found torque setting errors in both, so don't just take them for granted. Make sure they make...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-05-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By bimmernut1
My 2013 has been very reliable. Not perfect, but...

My 2013 has been very reliable. Not perfect, but based on the number of Japanese recalls, neither have they been. I have a 2003 M5 that's well out of warranty with 141k miles and reliability has...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-26-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,431
Posted By bimmernut1
You've probably already checked this but I'll...

You've probably already checked this but I'll post just in case. When you go from Bluetooth to USB, no problem, but when you go from USB back to Bluetooth, the streaming audio selection is disabled...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,824
Posted By bimmernut1
The weatherstripping is still secure. No...

The weatherstripping is still secure. No excessive blow by anymore. Now I just do the normal engine cleaning to remove dust buildup.

I never heard anything back from BMW although I sent them...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-23-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By bimmernut1
I'm looking for my window sticker but I'm certain...

I'm looking for my window sticker but I'm certain I got it with the winter 2 package. Seems like Zagil9 figured it out. I didn't get the driver assistance package he describes. I know it came with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-23-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,909
Posted By bimmernut1
Have you read the thread about no cold weather on...

Have you read the thread about no cold weather on Msport optioned X3's? You might want to follow up.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By bimmernut1
My 2013 with the Msport package was bought with...

My 2013 with the Msport package was bought with heated Msport steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and functioning headlight washers. When was this option removed? I don't understand this...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By bimmernut1
I never tried just holding the touch lock point...

I never tried just holding the touch lock point on the handle. This is much easier than the key method. This is why I love car forums. I always learn something.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By bimmernut1
Closing windows and sunroof outside of the car

One of the features I've always liked about BMWs is being able to close the windows and sunroof from outside the car. Especially useful if the car is open and a sudden rain comes up. I use it on my...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By bimmernut1
Comfort to get in and out of the garage. The...

Comfort to get in and out of the garage. The rest of the time sport.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By bimmernut1
Probably the most useful button in my bimmers. ...

Probably the most useful button in my bimmers. It's used to blend the air blowing out when adjusting the fan speed is not enough. If the AC is blowing too cold, rather than constantly changing the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By bimmernut1
The heat pad went out in one of my seats on my...

The heat pad went out in one of my seats on my 2006 X3. Basically it started overheating. For that model there is no heat pad replacement. You replace the entire leather portion of the seat with...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-01-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By bimmernut1
In my opinion, $1500 is exorbitant unless there...

In my opinion, $1500 is exorbitant unless there has been a substantial increase in material and labor in the last two years. I have 3M material on my X3. For about $850 I got the entire front...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,378
Posted By bimmernut1
Easy decision for me. E39 M5 is only available...

Easy decision for me. E39 M5 is only available in manual.

Advantage - my teenage son hasn't learned to drive a manual so the M is safe. I tried to teach him on a 79 911 and his foot got stuck...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By bimmernut1
That's one of the easiest questions I've seen...

That's one of the easiest questions I've seen here. If you can find a professional to do it for $400-$500 then let them. I wasn't given those rates.

Like you I had never done it. That's why I...
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